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The Movies
7.1 out of 10

The Movies

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Overall 8
8.2

The Movies

The Gamers Temple
5 March 2007
  • Excerpt: Date: 12/19/2005 On the surface The Movies has the look of yet another tycoon game. Start with a pile of money, build a bunch of buildings, hire staff, make pile of money bigger, yadda, yadda, yadda.
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Overall 8
7.5

The Movies

Game Over Online
3 December 2006
  • Excerpt: Let me start this review by going off on a slight tangent. How many people remember the game Theme Park ? It was a tycoon game where you got to run an amusement park. It came out well before RollerCoaster Tycoon , and despite having the same great concept and roughly the same gameplay elements,...
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Overall 7
7.3

The Movies

Strategy Informer
15 November 2006
  • Excerpt: Imagine a game in which you take control of a Hollywood movie studio beginning in the 1920s. You are responsible for the more tedious business tasks of staff recruitment, finance auditing and construction planning; however, you also have control over the fascinating movie making process: the script,...
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 10
10

The Movies

Gameguru Mania
23 July 2006
  • Excerpt: The Movies is a cinematic simulation game that allows you to run your own Hollywood movie studio. You're given a plot of land, a bunch of money and the dream of creating the grandest, most successful movie studio that you can!
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Overall 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
7.9

The Movies Stunts & Effects Expansion Pack

impulsegamer
1 July 2006
  • Excerpt: This series is good fun. Why? Whilst you can do a lot, it’s relatively simple in it’s focus and there is nothing to confuse or distract players from the core gameplay itself. The premise behind the game is simple enough, it allows players to manage their stunt teams and effects wizards in the...
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
8.0
Addiction 8
8.0

Becoming A Star!

GIN
22 February 2006
  • Excerpt: The Movies is kind of a combination of The Sims and any of the endless empire building games out there. Clever and with endless replay value, the game does a good job of capturing some of the magic of making movies. You start out in 1920, at the very dawn of real film making.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GamesFirst!
18 January 2006
  • Excerpt: Peter Molyneaux's latest game achievement is not plagued by overambitious design goals or over-hyped pre-release promises. The Movies is exactly what it was promised to be: A simulation of the movie industry from the dawn of Hollywood to present day.
  • Pros: ups: Cool film history subjects, all the social intrigue of the Sims with none of the wetting incidents or kitchen fires.
  • Cons: downs: Tweaking scripts and films doesn't affect film rating in game mode, some annoyances in tedious management, too difficult to attract employees.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 7
7.0
Replay value 8
8.0

Expert Review

Video Game talk
21 December 2005
  • Excerpt: , all baked into a golden, delicious quiche. The game gives players the chance to play a movie mogul in the vein of Jack Warner, seizing the reins of a fledgling film studio in the roaring '20s that they can control all the way up to the present day.
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Overall 8
7.9
Value for money 8
7.9
Gameplay 8
7.9
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
7.5

Movies, The

impulsegamer
1 December 2005
  • Excerpt: With an innovative title like this it goes to show that there are people still out there prepared to have a crack at doing something a bit different. The Movies sees you play what initially appears to be a Sims type game with the title allowing you to take control of a Hollywood studio and follow...
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Overall 8
8.2

Expert Review

GameSpot
8 November 2005
  • Summary: There are two distinct experiences offered in The Movies, the latest game from Peter Molyneux's Lionhead Studios. The bulk of The Movies centers around a familiar business-management "tycoon" experience, where you play master and commander of your very own Hollywood movie studio, hiring and firing...
  • Pros: Addictive Tycoon-style gameplay, Moviemaking tools are easy to use and are deceptively deep, Visuals scale beautifully, Easy to share your weird movies with all your weird friends
  • Cons: Disconnect between the business management and the filmmaking, System hog
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